Variable selection in doubly truncated regression [article]

Ming Zheng, Chanjuan Lin, Wen Yu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Doubly truncated data arise in many areas such as astronomy, econometrics, and medical studies. For the regression analysis with doubly truncated response variables, the existence of double truncation may bring bias for estimation as well as affect variable selection. We propose a simultaneous estimation and variable selection procedure for the doubly truncated regression, allowing a diverging number of regression parameters. To remove the bias introduced by the double truncation, a
more » ... -type loss function is used. The adaptive LASSO penalty is then added into the loss function to achieve simultaneous estimation and variable selection. An iterative algorithm is designed to optimize the resulting objective function. We establish the consistency and the asymptotic normality of the proposed estimator. The oracle property of the proposed selection procedure is also obtained. Some simulation studies are conducted to show the finite sample performance of the proposed approach. We also apply the method to analyze a real astronomical data.
arXiv:2110.10393v1 fatcat:7o2zmgxlsjednpsxnlojjjp24q